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Wet Tuna: December 22, 2018 Union Pool & September 8, 2018 Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning

January 3, 2019
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Straight from the ever-expanding Tunaverse, here’s a double header of shows from last year. The first finds the duo traveling down to Raleigh, North Carolina for the “Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Sommoning,” the yearly Hopscotch day party that’s become one of the festival’s biggest draws. Next is another duo set from last month at Jeff Conklin’s birthday party. Fun was had by all and here’s the documentation to prove it.

While you’re enjoying these live Wet Tuna dispatches, head over to their blog to order Mountain Busted, a 7-CD set of multitracked live shows. I’ve been lost in these recordings for a couple weeks now and the sound is absolutely phenomenal—more than enough reason to dive in head first. The set gets a little sweeter thanks to a trio of Root Cellar gigs with special guest spots from J Mascis, John Moloney, Jim Bliss, and more, that hail from another plane of existence.

I recorded the Union Pool gig from our usual spot at the soundboard, combined with a feed courtesy of Jase Hottenroth. Acidjack recorded the Raleigh show with his usual six track rig at King’s. Both sound excellent. Enjoy!

Union Pool Download: [FLAC/MP3]
Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning Download: [FLAC/MP3]

Wet Tuna
2018-12-22
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Jase Hottenroth) + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [40:56]
01. I’d Rather Be Hayin’ > Hay Space
02. Roomtone
03. I Know You Rider
04. Roomtone
05. New York Street

MV/PG Six/Coot Moon



Wet Tuna
2018-09-07
Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK4V (onstage, DFC)>KC5>CMC6 + Behringer C2>>Zoom F8>24/48 WAVs>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.2.2 (track, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 I Know You Rider
02 Water Train
03 New York Street

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Wet Tuna: April 27, 2018 Wonders of Nature

April 30, 2018
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There are few things in the world more satisfying than Wet Tuna’s space-hazy folk. Matt and Pat have a rare chemistry that comes only after playing together some twenty-odd years. Wet Tuna are finally on the road for their first real tour (check out the full list of dates here) in support of Livin’ the Die. We caught their sold-out gig at new-ish Williamsburg spot, Wonders of Nature, a perfectly chill small room for the duo. Tune in for these exploratory jams and Wet Tuna will see you on that golden road.

Recorded front and center from the tapers pit with the MBHO’s in stereo XY configuration. The sound is killer. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [FLAC/MP3]

Wet Tuna
2018-04-27
Wonders of Nature
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

MBHO MBP603/KA200N (XY, stage lip) > Roland R-26 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (balance, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [58:38]
01. I Know You Rider
02. Other Kinds Run
03. New York Street
04. I’d Rather Be Hayin’

Band:
Matt Valentine
P.G. Six

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Matt Valentine: August 14, 2016 Union Pool

August 24, 2016
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Matt Valentine

Any Matt Valentine or MV/EE tour poster will tell you that tapers are welcome; and we’ve never been shy about taking him up on the invitation. We caught up with Valentine earlier this year for his solo release Midden Mound. And now a few months later, we returned to Valentine’s space homestead for this Sunday night space folk set highlighting his new record, Blazing Grace. As usual, you’ll find Valentine’s signature blend of noisy folk songs and trippy jams here. Meanwhile, Valentine wrapped up his tour last night, but he’ll no doubt be hitting that golden road again soon so keep an eye out for next time—we’ll see you in the taper’s pit.

I recorded this set from our usual location at the venue combined with a board feed from Union Pool FOH, Doug. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Matt Valentine
2016-08-14
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + AKG C480B/CK63 (PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [48:16]
01. Boo Woe (When It’s All Gone)
02. Jeremiah Red
03. [banter]
04. Shine a Light
05. [banter]
06. Anji Variations
07. Now I Have Everything (version) > P.K. Dick

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• • • Buy MV/EE and MV solo records from their blog

Matt Valentine: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos

February 9, 2016
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Matt Valentine

This past Sunday, those of us with little interest in the big game joined Matt Valentine for an afternoon of warbly space-psych at Trans-Pecos. Valentine is perhaps best known as one-half of MV/EE with partner Erika Elder, but lately he’s been dropping some heavy solo outings, most notably last year’s excellent double-LP, Midden Mound. (Though I’ll note that MV’s solo career hasn’t slowed the duo down at all—last year also saw the release of two killer companion MV/EE joints, Alpine Frequency and Alpine Tenement.) But back at Trans-Pecos, Valentine treated us to a set culled mostly from Midden Mound with a couple exceptions. “Anji Variations” is Valentine’s take on the Davy Graham/Bert Jansch song “Angie.” That one’s a b-side from the “Before It’s Gone” single. “Ave B” is a Tower Recordings song from way back when, and if you’re a long-time New Yorker you’ll appreciate his story about playing the Mercury Lounge on a Super Bowl Sunday bill with Chavez. Speaking of way back when, I’ll use this opportunity to mention that it was this very room in which I first saw MV/EE perform, back when bands played in the kitchen of the old Silent Barn. It was a pummeling show, with Valentine and Elder joined by Mick Flower and Chris Corsano (later collected on No Floor Tour). And while this solo set from MV is something of a quieter sort, and performed on a stage instead of a kitchen floor, the spirit of the music is the same.

I recorded this set from the stage lip combined with a board feed from Trans-Pecos FOH, Ned. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Matt Valentine
2016-02-07
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Ned) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, balance, compression, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [47:48]
01. Freeware
02. [banter]
03. Jeremiah Red
04. Virtual
05. [banter]
06. Ave B
07. [banter]
08. Anji Variations
09. [banter]
10. Shine a Ton > Black Sun > Shine a Ton

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MV & EE: September 5, 2014 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival, King’s, Raleigh, NC (FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming)

October 7, 2014
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"photo by PJ Sykes"
[photos by PJ Sykes]

MV & EE are an underground band in the purest sense, the kind of band who self-releases an LP after scads of others have come out on (admittedly obscure) labels and still presses tasty CD-Rs of their best-loved live sets. They exist on exactly that plane you might expect for a Vermont band, doing things their way, happy to earn the love the slow way, through swapped tapes and late-night listening sessions on porches and in basements. Their sound, a sort of far-out experimental folk, is homegrown and not easily replicated. Having seen the band twice this year already, I noticed now more than ever that no two MV & EE sets ever seem quite alike, and Matt Valentine and Erika Elder seem so in tune with one another that no song needs to hew to a single version, either.

This set at the  Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show at King’s during Hopscotch Music Festival was the only one by an outfit that had actually played a night-time festival set (the night before at The Hive), but that didn’t mean MV & EE were willing to dish out the same thing twice. In keeping with the vibe of this show, this set went to the more noisy end of the spectrum, especially on the delicious combo of “Roll On>Mayan Feedback” from this year’s self-released record Alpha Lyrae. Valentine and Elder have been on a bit of a roll lately tour-wise, so they may be off the road for a bit, but check back at their website for all the band’s latest info and releases, including their new seven-inch split with Woods with both bands performing Pink Floyd’s “Green is the Colour”.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones on stage coupled with a soundboard feed from the King’s staff. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Direct download of full set: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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MV & EE
2014-09-05
Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Day Show
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK4V (on stage pair)>KC5>CMC6>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, fade, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro – Cory Rayborn and Matt Valentine]
02 Green Is the Colour [Pink Floyd]>
03 Jam>
04 Freedom and Unity Rap
05 [tuning]
06 Roll On>
07 Mayan Feedback

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT MV & EE, like them on Facebook and buy their latest record, Alpha Lyrae, directly from the band HERE.

 

MV & EE: February 24, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 6, 2014
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[photo by acidjack]

Night two of MV & EE‘s Monday residencies at Baby’s All Right delivered on the same or an even higher level than the first. No longer stuck with a Monday of a holiday weekend for a time slot, the duo of Erika Elder and Matt Valentine played these two sets to a well-packed house. Set one found the pair getting things on track, with them sharing their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Green Is the Color” again, among other gems. But it was set two that really found the Vermont-based pair firing on all cylinders, playing perhaps the most concise yet diverse song cycle of the four that they shared during these New York performances. After a perfectly-timed “Tea Devil”, Valentine picked up the sitar to jam profusely on “Environments” which flowed into “Space Drums” — an audacious move considering MV & EE weren’t even playing with a drummer. They ended the night on “Lead Me To Vibration” from their latest LP, Shade Grown, leaving us with positive vibes we hope will carry over to their next visit.

As with the previous MV & EE recording from this year, this recording was made with a full multitrack digital fileset generously provided by house engineer Devin Foley, together with my Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Green Is the Color” [Pink Floyd]

Stream “Tea Devil”

Download the complete show [MP3] | [FLAC]

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MV&EEresidencyflyer

MV & EE
2014-02-24
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Devin Foley and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

6-channel multitrack soundboard (Engineer: Devin Foley) + Schoeps MK5 (omni, stage lip, 2.5ft split)>KC5>CMC6>Pro Tools>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set One
01 Wandering Nomad
02 Cold Rain
03 [banter]
04 Green Is the Color [Pink Floyd]>
05 Cocola Parabola>
06 Feelin’ Fine

Set Two
07 Tea Devil>
08 Environments>Space Drums
09 Lead Me to Vibration

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT MV & EE, visit their website, buy Shade Grown and other releases there, and visit Three Lobed Recordings for Fuzzweed and Country Stash and Woodsist for Space Homestead.

MV & EE: February 17, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 21, 2014
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[Photos by acidjack]

MV & EE are one of those acts that’s so prolific, and whose output is so varied, one would be a fool to try and summarize it all. Cosmic voyagers Matt Valentine and Erika Elder began their journey more than a decade ago, combining Indian raga style with deep psych and damaged Appalachian folk into something wholly new and often unexpected. The duo has a mini-residency going this month at Baby’s All Right, a relatively new Williamsburg venue and restaurant that’s as good-looking as it is inviting. Elder and Valentine served up two sets’ worth of material that covered a range of their career, including songs from their latest, Shade Grown. Building gradually, the first set began with the early slow-burner “Beautiful Mountain”, then “Tea Devil” from the band’s Three Lobed release Country Stash, and “Leaves” from their Woodsist LP Space Homestead, ending with the countrified twang of “Shotgun Willie”. Set two found Valentine and Elder kicking off with “Shit’s Creek” (also from Space Homestead) before taking things into the deep jam zone, as an extra-heady “Too Far To See”,  flowed into an extended jam before landing on a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Green Is the Color”, jamming into the beat-backed “Cocola Parabola”. This show whetted our appetite for the band’s next appearance at the venue this coming Monday, which is a free show. If you haven’t had a chance to check out MV & EE, not to mention Williamsburg’s finest new venue, this is your chance.

This recording was made with a full multitrack digital fileset generously provided by house engineer Devin Foley, together with my Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

MV & EE will be back at Baby’s All Right this coming Monday, February 24. The show is free (see flyer below), so come check it out!

Stream “Shotgun Willie”

Download the complete show [MP3] | [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

MV&EEresidencyflyer

MV & EE
2014-02-17
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Devin Foley and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

6-channel multitrack soundboard (Engineer: Devin Foley) + Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Pro Tools>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set 1
01 [intro]
02 Beautiful Mountain
03 Tea Devil
04 [tuning]
05 Leaves
06 [banter]
07 Shotgun Willie

Set 2
08 [intro set 2]
09 Shit’s Creek
10 Too Far To See>jam
11 Green Is the Color [Pink Floyd]>jam>
12 Cocola Parabola

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT MV & EE, visit their website, buy Shade Grown and other releases there, and visit Three Lobed Recordings for Fuzzweed and Country Stash and Woodsist for Space Homestead.

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